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Portici, Bologna: 9 reviews and 31 photos

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Favorite thing: This is one of the typical porticoes of Bologna, which have a total length of around 40 Km.
Originally, the porticos were made of wood which later on had been replaced with brick.
Palazzo Isolani and Palazzo Grassi are typical existing examples of building that underwent enlargement.
Porticoes dominating in every street in downtown and if streched out in a straight line would measure over 40 kilometres in length. The walkways under the porticoes is what making Bologna to be unique.

Fondest memory: People began to build the characteristic Portici partly because the town was often devastated by wars and fights, so that being not able to live outside the walls, they would rather expand their houses, and partly because porticos would protect them from rain, snow and sun.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2013
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